Grail to the Thief: an interactive audio adventure

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Description of App: 

ail to the Thief is an interactive audio adventure for Windows, Mac and Linux that can be played using only sound, without the need for visuals. The game has been designed with the needs of the blind and visually impaired in mind but can be enjoyed by everyone. Our goal is to deliver an exciting, immersive experience in which the player will always be fully aware of what is happening through the use of voice-overs, sound effects, ambient sound and music.

The Text Adventure, Simplified

In Grail to the Thief, players will make their choices through a conversation tree, eliminating the confusion and frustration that comes with traditional text adventure games, which require players to type in commands to progress.

Inspiration

The game is a nostalgic throwback to childhood favorites such as Zork, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango, and draws inspiration from old BBC radio dramas and the movie Time Bandits.

About the Game

The game stars Hank Krang, a dirty thief from the near future who recently had a self-aware time machine called the Time Excursion Digital Interface, or TEDI, fall into his lap after a poker game. He has decided to use this technology to go throughout time, stealing priceless artifacts. On his first adventure, Grail to the Thief, Hank travels to Arthurian times in search of the Holy Grail.

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.9.3

Accessibility Comments: 

This game was built specifically for the blind. It is accessible under all three versions: windows, mac, and linux. I played under both windows and mac and love it. No use of voice over is required.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible without the use of VoiceOver

Other Comments: 

They will be coming out with an IOS version soon. At $5,, for windows mac and linux, and DRM free, it is well worth the investment. Purchasing couldn't be easier, just go to their website, enter your e-mail, and click on the method of payment (paypal or amazon). No account creation required. Just purchase and play. This game is professionally voice acted, which adds so much depth to the game. they are also looking at developping more adventures of this nature.